Maggie Sajak was born into “Wheel of Fortune.” From hanging out around the set as a toddler to standing in for Vanna White at the board when the game show icon had to fill in for Pat Sajak as the primary host, she knows the game. And earlier today, the “Wheel of Fortune” Instagram account announced that Pat and Maggie are getting together for a Father’s Day chat on June 7.
“WHEEL EXCLUSIVE: Pat & @maggiesajak are getting together to celebrate Father’s Day week on #WheelOfFortune! Check out our Instagram on Monday, June 7, for a special chat with the father-daughter duo,” the caption reads.
The longtime “Wheel of Fortune” host is an extremely proud father. On a recent episode, Pat couldn’t help but announce that his son Patrick, who stays out of the public eye, graduated medical school recently. And Maggie is no educational slouch herself. She graduated from Princeton, did a postgraduate program at Columbia, and is currently attending law school.
Maggie also doubles as the official Online Media Correspondent for “Wheel of Fortune.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to bring an insider’s look at the show with new behind-the-scenes features, interviews, videos and insights. The Wheel of Fortune staff and crew have always been like an extended family, and I’m thrilled to be working with them,” Maggie said about her position, per the website.
Clearly, Maggie enjoys a close relationship with her father. And based on how Pat speaks about his children, a Father’s Day celebration is in order.
The Chat Kicks Off Father’s Day Week on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
According to the website, the chat will feature Pat and Maggie taking a trip down memory lane. One of those memories will surely include the time young Patrick and Maggie took the stage to close an episode of “Wheel of Fortune” in 2000.
“So, Patrick. Did daddy give you any advice how to do the close tonight?” Maggie said to her brother.
“Well, he did say one thing. Don’t be funnier than he is,” Patrick quipped, much to the audience’s delight. Turns out, Vanna gave the same exact advice to Maggie.
The siblings were absolutely adorable in their appearance. And they have come a long way since the heartwarming moment. Patrick is a doctor, and Maggie’s on her way to becoming a lawyer.
It would appear that Pat did something right in raising them, so Maggie taking a moment to have a chat with her dad during Father’s Day Week seems fitting.